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Starfish AIDS Awareness Event
The World AIDS Day - Cape Town (South Africa) - December 1, 2004

I have decided that the few of us on Starfish will keep on doing the HANDS-ON adventure, be it for orphans, mothers and kids with AIDS, street kids, too.

Our experience is teaching us to physically touch and act, thus being much more effective. The direct and on the spot approach is the most honest, also due to the nature of my profession. The clown coming to town. And awareness about all of this is so much important!

People after a while - people who are not directly affected, one way or the other, by the HIV virus - tend to forget that the problem is still rampant and is cruelly taking its daily toll.

This is why I decided, on this commemoration day, to organize a VERY visible initiative.

After the 'go-ahead' obtained from the Cape Town Harbour Authorities, 32 red ribbons were made and it took a few weeks to have them completed and hung by the harbour's workers on big cranes.Something never seen. But that awfully helped in ringing a loud bell there, in the core of the fight against AIDS.

All across the globe, through important news agencies and newspapers, this initiative has been reported with significant emphasis:
Reuters News - November 30, 2004
UK's Metro Newspaper - December 2, 2004

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